22nd December – O King of the Nations!

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Just two more O Antiphons until Christmas Eve. Where does the time go?

After yesterday’s metaphor of Christ as the Rising Sun, I think it’s appropriate that today’s image points us to God as Creator and thus Ruler of All.

https://christthekingcolumbus.com

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We ended last Church year five Sundays ago with the celebration of Christ the King.

And now we near the end of Advent with further celebration that EVERYTHING human, EVERY force within creation, ALL that we see, hear, touch, taste, and smell is created and governed by the Triune God.

Awesome!

Wonderful!

Mind blowing!

[and most importantly] Humbling!

The reality of God as Creator and King of the Nations reminds me of these two pithy truths:

_________________ [fill with anyone’s name] has a Higher Power

and it’s NOT me!

Al-anon affirmation

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We were not shaken awake by wars or injustice across the world, nor did we listen to the cry of the poor or of our ailing planet.

We carried on regardless, thinking we would stay healthy in a world that was sick.

Now that we are in a stormy sea of a pandemic, we implore you: King of the Nations, come, wake us up.

Help us build anew your Kingdom of justice, peace, love, and beauty.

Tell us, how can we become more like you, Jesus, King of the Nations, who loved to speak using images which showed how much you loved your Father’s creative work and the poor of this world?

https://msmabbey.org/news/o-king-of-the-nations2020

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There’s still time to check out my Advent (Not Yet Christmas) Carols on Spotify. Soon (and very soon,) we can put on the Christmas carols and authentically enjoy them during the Christmas Season.

Yesterday’s focus was on traditional Advent hymns. Today, we listen to a few new Advent carols and also classic ones, with a modern twist to them.

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